Community Development

community development

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes economic growth in lower-income communities by convening stakeholders, conducting research, and identifying approaches that work. Our current areas of focus are to: 1) strengthen the prospects of smaller cities in New England; 2) promote household financial stability; 3) increase community development lending; and 4) promote equal access to housing resources.


drawing of a woman pulling kids in a wagonCommunities & Banking
Fall 2015
Low- and moderate-income issues in New England
Children's Savings AccountsChildren's Savings Accounts
Improving the economic strength of lower-income people and communities in New England
New England City DataCity Data Profiles
A powerful, easy-to-use tool for viewing and analyzing local & regional census data
color of wealth in bostonThe Color of Wealth in Boston
The economic well-being of several specific racial and ethnic groups by country of origin

News and Events

July 16, 2015
Racial Wealth Inequality at the Local and National Levels: Findings and Implications offsite
Federal Reserve System Connecting Communities® Webinar

July 15, 2015
The State of Rural Small Business: "Tools of the Trade"

June 18, 2015
Community Development - Beyond The Basics: An Advanced Banker CRA Training Workshop

May 27, 2015
CRA for Community-Based Organizations: Partnering for Success

March 26, 2015
The Color of Wealth in Boston
A discussion about the urgency of addressing inequality and providing opportunity for all

2013 HMDA Data
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data for New England offsite
Gateway to community development resources from all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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